US 1779663 A
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Oct. 28, 1930. R. F. cowELL. 1,779,663
NONMETALLIC GOUPLI NG Filed May l1, 1929 .S n um l F0 L Kabul/E (bwell,
MIM/@M Patented oct. 2s, 1930 UNITED STATESY ROBERT r. COWRLL, or TnANncx, NEW-JERSEY, AssIGNoR COMPANY, or NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION or DELAWgRn f PATENT OFI-#LCE INTERNATIONAL YMoron.
NONMETALLIC coUrLING Application led Hay 11, 1929. Serial lo. 888,828.
The present invention relates to yielding couplings between elements which are to be connected together and embodies, more specifically, an improved connection of the above 5 character which transmits the forces between the elements through a column of yielding non-metallic material, such as rubber.- Forms of connectors have been provided which utilize rubber or other similar material as a means for cushioning the forces transmitted thereby andconnectors of this type now enjoy a fairly extensive use. Although the yielding non-metallic material used has been mounted between suitable` bearing pads and arranged to transmit the coupling forces under compression, careful attention to the construction of the coupling with a view to preserving the life of the yielding nonmetallic material, has notbeen given.
The present invention, accordingly, em'- bodies an improved connector of the above character in which the yielding non-metallic material is mounted between suitable bearing' pads and protected, at every point, from chafing or wearing due to contact with relatively movable parts.
In accordance with the foregoing, an object of this invention is to provide an improved connect or in which coupling forces are transmitted through a block of yielding nonmetallic material, such material being fully protected from rubbing and abrasion due' to moving parts of the connector.
A further object of the invention is to provide a connector of the above character in which the elements are of simple construction and adapted to be assembled easily.
Further objects, not specifically enumerated above, will be apparent as the invention is described in greater detail in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a View in vertical section, taken through the axis ofv one form of connector constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a view in section taken on line- 3 3 of Figure 4, andlooking th'edirection` y yibdiaedf of the arrows. Figure 4 is a planview showing form of connector. l A
vFigure 5 is' a view in'section,i'similar to Figure 1, showing a further modified form'of the invention. a
Figure .6 is a view in section taken on line 6--6 of Figure 5', and looking in the direction of the arrows.
Referring particularly to Figures 1V and 2 of the above drawings, pull rods zare provided, these rods being formed with hooked extensions a for securing the connector to a desired object. The pull rods extend in opposite directions and the ends thereof are secured in end plates a2 in which the Shanks of the oppositely extending pull rods are slidably mounted. Bearing plates b are carried on the pull rods under the end plates a2 and a block of yielding non-metallic material c is mounted, at its ends, in the bearing plates b. The yielding non-metallic material is formed with an axial bore c within which a tube d is mounted. It is preferred that the inner periphery of the bore o be formed with restricted portions c2 to engage the flared ends d of the tube d to secure the latter in place. An
t annular recess c3 may be formedin the block of yielding non-metallic material to permit the block to flow when lextreme forces are exerted thereon.
It will be seen that relative movement between the pull rods a and the bearing plates b will be accommodated by the above construction, such movement being yieldingly resisted by the block of yielding non-metallic material c. During such movement, the tube d will prevent the yielding non-metallic material from engaging the shanks of the pull rods and thus being chafed.
In the construction shown in Figures 3 and 4, spaced bearing plates e and f carry U- shaped pull rods e and f', respectively. Pull rods e are slidably mounted in bearing plate f, while pull rods f are slidably mounted in bearing plate e. If desired, loops e2 and f2 may be formed in the pull rods to facilitate the connection 'thereof to the desired objects.
In the construction shown in Figures 5` and 6, pull rods g are formed with turned back extremities g and loops g2. The loo s enable the pull rods to be secured to the esired objects andthe turned back extremi- 5 ties g directly engage bearing plates h be# tween which a block of yielding non-metallic material z' is mounted. The block z' is formed with a central bore z" having a restricted ortion 2. A tube j, formed with flaring en s 7" is carried within the bore and secured in position by the restricted portion i2. The pull rods are slidably carried in apertures h in the bearing plate h, thus enabling the bearing plates to be moved with respect to each other.
In this modification of the invention, relative movement between the pull rods and the block of yielding non-metallic material i takes place without any enga ement of the periphery of the central bore 'i with the pull rods g. The construction of the foregoing mechanism is simple and the operation thereof effective, the life of the block of yielding non-metallic material being materially increased by the insertion of the central tube as described above.
While the invention has been described with reference to the specific constructions shown in the accompanying drawings, it is not to be limited, save as deined in the appended claims.
I claim as my invention:
1. A connection of the character described comprising opposed bearing plates, a block of yielding non-metallic material inter osed between the plates, a central bore in the lock formed with a restricted portion, oppositely extending pull rods secured at one end in the respective plates and extending through the other respective plates, and a tube having portions engaging the restricted portion through which the rods pass and lying between the rods and the yielding non-metallic material.
2. A connection of the character described comprising opposed bearing plates, a block of yielding non-metallic material interposed between the plates, a central bore in the block,
. oppositely extending pull rods secured at one end in the respective plates and extending through the other respective plates, and a tube secured in the bore through which the rods pass and lying between the rods and the yielding non-metallic material.
This specification signed this 8th day of May A. D. 1929.
ROBERT F. COWELL.